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“Where We Are with Wireworms” Podcast

Recently, Aaron Esser was interviewed by Scott Yates, director of communications at the Washington Grain Commission for an update on wireworms. In episode 26 of…

Proper Sprayer Cleanout Can Prevent Crop Injury

We have received a number of phone calls recently concerning crop damage in peas treated with herbicides containing the active ingredient clethodim. Clethodim is an…

New Bulletin Published on the Wheat Head Armyworm Complex

A newly published Extension Bulletin, PNW696, is titled “Integrated Pest Management for the Wheat Head Armyworm Complex in the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2005, the wheat…

Don’t Worry About LMA and FN Yet

In 2016, Washington state wheat farmers experienced widespread problems with low Falling Numbers, for which we created our Grain Quality Resources page. The widespread low…

Residue Yield Calculator is Now Online

Crop residue is a valuable by-product in crop production. Leaving adequate amounts of residue on agriculture fields can effectively control soil erosion and improve soil…

Seeding Rate Converter is Now Online

Seeding rate is among the many factors that affect grain yield that can be controlled. The ability to control seeding rate allows farmers flexibility in…

New Publication Available on Mayweed Chamomile, a.k.a., Dog Fennell

Consider yourself very lucky if you have not had to deal with mayweed chamomile, a.k.a., dog fennel, in your wheat or pulse crops! Mayweed chamomile…

It’s Time to Scout for Blackleg in Winter Canola

If you haven’t already been walking your canola fields, now is the time, particularly after the very wet fall, warm temperatures right up to snow…

What A Difference A Year Makes

Nic Loyd; WSU AgWeatherNet Meteorologist; www.weather.wsu.edu If you have been wondering when warmer, late spring-like weather will finally arrive, you are probably not alone.  Temperatures…

Stripe Rust Update – April 2017

Dr. Xianming Chen, USDA-ARS Research Plant Pathologist in Pullman, and Dr. Mike Flowers, Oregon State University Extension Cereal Specialist, released disease updates (Dr. Chen’s update…
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